8 Unique Saskatchewan Boutiques Off the Beaten Path
Stepping in to a little shop on the prairie is a Saskatchewan experience you won’t find in the cities. These rural places will take you way beyond the urban retail scenes of Saskatoon and Regina.
You’ll discover the creative talents of local artisans – everything from one-of-a kind art and jewelry to vintage, antiques and reclaimed farmhouse fixtures. Poke around for rustic, trendy and refined items, like pottery, jewelry, clothing, books, art and local fare.
The Sinking Canoe Antiques houses a well-curated collection of antiques and an intriguing selection of collectible items in a quaint red cottage barn.
Black Spruce Gallery features the work of artists and crafters inspired by the northern boreal forest. Visitors to Prince Albert National Park will discover nature-themed fine art for a diverse range of tastes and budgets. Outside of the gallery’s May through September operating season, art is available for purchase on its online shop.
Cowtown Kids Toy & Candy houses a huge selection of nostalgic candy and toys loaded with fond memories and excellent play value. Find all of this and stellar customer service in a beautiful, lovingly preserved historic building.
Aust’s General Store, a classic small town country store, sells a little bit of everything – from hardware to underwear. The Aust family says, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” The 4,000-sq. ft. store in Big Beaver was built in 1928 and has been in the Aust family since 1959. It’s a popular coffee stop for locals and visitors in this tiny hamlet. Unique souvenirs are available here too, including hats, T-shirts, cups and bunnyhugs.
Housed in the restored 1910 Land Titles Building, the Yvette Moore Gallery showcases the work of the internationally renowned painter, along with creations from over 40 western Canadian artisans and collections of locally handcrafted pottery, jewelry, sculptures and glass works. Glass art by Brenda McLaughlin and pottery by Parsons Dietrich Pottery are some fine examples. Its onsite restaurant, The Gallery Café serves classic prairie cuisine with an artistic take.
Kinder Surprises Antiques is housed in a gorgeous hip roof barn near Davidson and is jam-packed with beautifully displayed items. Each treasure comes with its own history and story – from antiques and reclaimed building parts to glassware and furniture.
On the Avenue Artisan’s Gallery carries the work of painters, potters, wood artists, turners, sculptors and jewelry makers. This is a great showcase of local talent for all price ranges.
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is known for prairie grasslands-inspired books, handcrafts and great coffee. Explore a unique selection of hard-to-find resources about local culture, history, and grasslands ecology. This ecomuseum, café, bookstore and gift shop is located near the entrance to the West Block of Grasslands National Park, one of the largest and darkest Dark Sky Preserves in Canada.
Looking for more Saskatchewan-inspired creations? Shop locally online at these one-of-a-kind marketplaces:
- SaskMade Marketplace/Online Store
- Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery & Fine Craft Boutique/Online Gallery Shop
- SaskGalleries/Shop the Galleries
Where is your favourite shopping gem? We’d love to see your photos and hear your stories. #ExploreSask